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Last Tuesday was my birthday and I was lucky enough to receive more books as gifts! I got a couple of book vouchers too, but I’m saving them for some of the bumper new releases later in the year. (Haruki Murakami anyone?)
First up were two releases from Colleen McCullough – the latest in her Carmine Delmonico 1960s crime series (Sins of the Flesh) and a new historical novel, Bittersweet. There’s also Deborah Challinor’s new book Girl of Shadows – the second in a series about a group of women convicts transported to Sydney. There’s also a teaser for the third book – I want it now!
Random House also have taken to doing a 3 in 1 bumper book for summer – it’s becoming something of a tradition in this household! The titles in Surrender to Summer 2 are Stillwater Creek by Alison Booth, The Briny Café by Susan Duncan and Mr Chen’s Emporium by Deborah O’Brien. There’s also a mention of a winter version coming out with books by Jaye Ford, Sara Foster and Caroline Overington.
Finally, three small format books – crime from Laura Lippman (In a Strange City), historical romance from Lisa Kleypas (Secrets of a Summer Night, the first in the Wallflower series) and sweet fiction from Cecelia Ahern in Where Rainbows End.
A lovely day with lovely presents.
Did you splurge on books at the post-Christmas sales?
Happy belated birthday – hope it was perfect.
The only book by McCullough I ever read was The Thorn Birds. I opted to read it after the movie came out. I should try more of her work.
Happy Birthday..enjoy your gifts 🙂
Happy Birthday a little bit late! The only McCullough book I’ve read is The Thorn Birds and I loved it.
Girl of Shadows sounds really interesting. I hope you had a great birthday!
I liked the Wallflower series! And I love the cover of the McCullough book. Will look for that! Happy Birthday 🙂
Wow! I am so eager to read the new Laura Lippman…and the Cecelia Ahern, too. Enjoy all of your books! Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES
Oooooooo……I didn’t know Colleen McCullough had some new books. I haven’t read anything by her for a long time. Bittersweet would be my choice. ENJOY!!
Have a wonderful week.
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Happy birthday!! That’s a wonderful pile of books, love the bittersweet cover esp. Enjoy your new books!